Cristiano Ronaldo Will Equal A Special World Cup Record In Qatar. Cristiano Ronaldo is on track to become only the fifth player in history to play in five World Cups.
On Thursday, Portugal manager Fernando Santos announced that Cristiano Ronaldo would be a part of his 26-man roster for the forthcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, the forward’s Manchester United colleagues, were also included in the final roster.
Ronaldo has thus taken a step toward matching the record of five World Cup appearances. The only other four players to accomplish this milestone to date are Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Antonio Carbajal (Mexico), and Rafael Marquez (Mexico).
In 2006, Ronaldo made his World Cup debut for Portugal, which they finished fourth in Germany. Additionally, he participated in the competition’s 2010, 2014, and 2018 editions.
Uma vez mais, prontos para elevar bem alto o nome de Portugal! São 26 os nomes na lista do Mister Fernando Santos, mas estamos todos convocados! Força Portugal!💪🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/ZYrmIs4deq
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 10, 2022
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patricio (AS Roma), Jose Sa (Wolves).
Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Nuno Mendes (Paris St-Germain), Pepe (Porto), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Antonio Silva (Benfica).
Midfielders: William Carvalho (Real Betis), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Matheus Nunes (Wolves), Otavio (Porto), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Vitinha (PSG).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Ricardo Horta (SC Braga), Rafael Leao (AC Milan), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig).
Ronaldo and Portugal will face Nigeria in a friendly match on November 17 in Lisbon. A week later, they will face Ghana in their World Cup Group H opener.